In the seemingly never-ending Doc Rivers trade saga, it appears as though the Clippers have ended talks without a deal in hand.
For now, anyway.
The Los Angeles Clippers have once again walked away from the bargaining table and just might be done with the talks to acquire Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers from the Boston Celtics for good, sources said Tuesday morning.
The teams have no plans to speak again, the sources said, and the Clippers are preparing to move on and hire a coach this week.
The talks broke down Tuesday morning when the Clippers “refused to budge” on Boston’s latest proposal that asked for DeAndre Jordan, straight up for Garnett, and two first-round draft picks as compensation for allowing Rivers out of the final three-years and $21 million of his contract.
You and I both know how these things go. Talks could just as easily resume again and a deal could still be struck at any time. However, Danny Ainge deserves a hearty helping of kudos for not budging on the Clippers’ demands.
Hey Danny! How about we give you an overpaid center you can’t play in the 4th quarter and two late first round picks for your franchise cornerstone and the best coach in the league? I know you wanted our young, unproven point guard that everyone is overrating and some salary cap relief but you’ll settle for a turd sandwhich, right?
Okay, slight exaggeration but I’m still happy Ainge walked away.